Amy Miller

ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE

Perspiration

Principal dancer Ohio Ballet, BFA in Dance from University of Akron, Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, Ongoing musical collaboration with Peter Swendsen, Metropolitan Opera, Gibney Dance.

Inspiration

Dave, possibility, asking new questions, finding elegant solutions, the somatic experience, choice.

Biography

Amy Miller received her training at the Dance Institute of the University of Akron and at the Joffrey Ballet School. Miller performed with the dance project New Steps from 1991-1997 and was a member of Ohio Ballet from 1991-2001. A founding member of GroundWorks DanceTheater, she has created ten works for the company including eleveneleven (2006) composed by New York composer/musician Ryan Lott (aka Son Lux), and Allow (2008) composed by Oberlin College graduate Alex Christie. Valence (2009) was created in collaboration with Oberlin College professor Peter Swendsen from the renowned TIMARA School (Technology in Music and the Related Arts.) Since 2008, she has been commissioned to create works for Cleveland’s Dance/Theater Collective, as well as the dance programs of Bowling Green State University and the University of Akron. She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Akron and was voted 2009 Outstanding Artist in Dance by the Akron Area Arts Alliance. Miller’s choreography earned a 2010 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. Since relocating to New York City in 2010, she has performed with David Parker and The Bang Group, jill sigman/thinkdance, Gibney Dance and in the work of Lynne Taylor-Corbett, and appeared in the Metropolitan Opera’s upcoming production of Don Giovanni. Amy now holds the position of Associate Artistic Director at Gibney Dance.